Tue.Sep 15, 2020

On Fulfillment and Football: Does the Size of your Third-Party Fulfillment Provider Matter?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you ever want to feel svelte, go stand next to an offensive lineman. Even in college, he’s likely to weigh just over 300 pounds. That massive weight is a big part of what enables him to do his job, because when it comes to protecting today’s college quarterbacks, size matters.

Trillium Opens Two New Public Fast-Fill CNG Locations

NGT News

Trillium, a provider of alternative fueling systems and renewable fuels, has opened two new compressed natural gas (CNG) locations in California and is offering discounts at a third. “We

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Editor’s Pick: Best Practices For Optimizing The Last Mile

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Mobility: The strongest link in connected supply chain

Logistics Management

A mobile technology “arms race” is underway as companies re-imagine their supply chains, incorporate more mobility solutions into those networks, and work harder to future-proof their business models

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

When Should an LTL Shipper Consider Switching to Partial Truckload?

Freight Center

While less than truckload (LTL) shipping is the most common shipping method in the freight world, there are a variety of other shipping methods to consider and choose from. Another common mode is full truckload where the cargo being shipped requires the full use of the truck trailer.

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Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

Even you are not an ardent follower of new technical advancements there is still a good chance that you have heard about the concept of autonomous vehicles.

DIM Pricing Weight Calculations: How to Get the Best Peak Season Rate

Cerasis

Each year more and more people are utilizing the e-commerce based shopping experience. This means a growth in parcel shipping. During peak season, most people are looking for deals that will allow them not to break the bank and get them what they need promptly.

Is your homegrown supply chain software holding you back?

Magaya

Everyone knows that one guy - we’ll call him Roger - who’s a whiz with computers.

U.S. Reaches Settlement with Daimler AG Over Emissions Cheating in Diesel Vehicles

NGT News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S.

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Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

(NEW WHITE PAPER AVAILABLE) How Will Blockchain Improve Last Mile Visibility?

Shipchain

Last Mile visibility remains a common problem for shippers and carriers alike. There’s ample room for improvement, and blockchain may be the solution. . Download this white paper today to better understand: The challenges and costs of Last Mile logistics and poor visibility. .

Software Decisions for Forward-Thinking CEOs

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It’s easy to forget that until 2020 a CEO’s job was to look at long-term strategy, review current performance, and monitor the external environment.

FedEx introduces 2021 rate increases

Logistics Management

Company officials said that these coming rate increases will “enable FedEx to continue investing in service enhancement, fleet maintenance, technology innovations and other areas to serve customers more effectively and efficiently

Virtual WorkWave User Conference Open for Registration

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. This year’s virtual conference to include pest control, field service, routing, and general business management-focused sessions, bringing attendees actionable insights and strategies.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

DHL Global Forwarding rolls out new flight, with a focus on healthcare and life sciences

Logistics Management

Maersk first to cancel GRI and cut transpacific rates as China wades in

The LoadStar

Maersk has reportedly reduced its planned mid-September transpacific GRIs, thought to be due to China’s move to step in to reduce freight rates on the trade.

3 Tips on How to Get the Best Truckload Quotes

GoShip Blog

For small business owners who wear many hats , it may be complicated to navigate the truckload freight shipping process, especially when it comes to finding the best quotes.

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Proterra Unveils the ZX5 Battery-Electric Bus

NGT News

Proterra, a company that specializes in heavy-duty electric transportation, has introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5 electric bus.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Improving 3PL Management: Digital transformation

Logistics Management

The future of the third-party domestic transportation management market is now centered on creating digital experiences, workflow automation, and optimizing customer and carrier focused service performance.

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CCW Receives Bus Conversion Contract

NGT News

Complete Coach Works (CCW) has agreed to a contract to convert two 2004 35-ft Gillig buses into zero-emission propulsion system (ZEPS) buses for Twin Transit in Centralia, Wash.

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Diesel average is down, for the week of September 14, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 0.013-cent decrease, the national average, for the week of September 14, came in at $2.422 per gallon

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MEC Programs Issue RFI For Alternative Fuel Vehicle Procurement

NGT News

The Kansas City Regional and Central Kansas Clean Cities Coalitions, programs of the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC), have issued a request for information (RFI) for alternative fuel vehicle procurement and supporting fueling equipment.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

A New Roadmap for Oil and Gas Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Steer clear of traditional cost-cutting moves in favor of these four strategies

Nuvve, Blue Bird Offer Nationwide V2G Electric School Buses

NGT News

Nuvve Corp., a company that specializes in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, and Blue Bird Corp.,

A utility provider turned electric truck marketing guru — the new norm under shifting fuel landscape?

Commercial Carrier Journal

Much like shopping for a phone through the cell network service provider, might shopping for EVs through utility companies be the way of the future? If one California-based provider is any indication, it might be. Questions surrounding that arrangement explored here

The State of Ocean Freight

MercuryGate

Global supply chain management continues to change in the wake of multiple disruptions. On one hand, global freight management is challenging, despite the best efforts of transport optimization, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.